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TitlePolitical business cycles in local employment
Author(s)Coelho, César
Veiga, Francisco José
Veiga, Linda Gonçalves
KeywordsPolitical business cycles
Local governments
Employment
Portugal
Issue date2005
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
Series/Report no.NIPE Working Paper series ;
13
Abstract(s)Using employment data for Portuguese municipalities, we find strong evidence of political business cycles. Employment increases shortly before elections mainly in municipalities where the mayor’s party has a majority of deputies in the municipal assembly and where she is running for reelection.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/2742
Peer-Reviewedno
AccessOpen access
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